Month: April 2019

First World I and American Society

First World I and American Society,First World I and American Society

The American home front accelerated unprecedented government activity: nationalizing railroads; launching a draft; rationing food; selling bonds; and what historian David Kennedy describes in Over Here: The First World I and American Society, as “a deliberate mobilization of emotions and ideas.” Preparedness included homogenizing private   opinion in support of the war. Only months after ….  Read More